I gotta give that goal by Nathan MacKinnon some singular press here.
MacKinnon’s turbo-fueled burst past some flat-footed Vegas Golden Knights skaters was the highlight-reel Avs goal of the night when there were several of them. The Avs played like a symphony orchestra in those first 40 minutes, outshooting Vegas 27-17 and even being the more physical team.
Ryan Graves, in fact, hit Vegas’ Mattias Janmark in the second period that sent Janmark to the dressing room, not to return.
MacKinnon’s goal was his second of the night and gave the Avs a 6-1 lead. Here’s the goal: